Took $49,000 deposit for a second storey addition. Was on the job for eight days (two workers - 1 for eight days, 1 for 7 days)
Started demolition of the exterior of the home. Took part of roof off, all exterior casings of windows off - left home exposed in a thunderstorm. Refused to claim on insurance - one day later walked off the job citing client (me) was difficult to work with. Through a lawyer he was willing to refund aprox. $14000. Later changed this (with receipts) to aprox. $33,000. Unfortunately foundation work was not done to drawings - Town of Oakville and the Engineer did not pass. All had to be removed and redone. To date the expenses (my insurance company documented damages) far exceeds the original deposit. I am not litigious - just want to be made whole. Asking for refund of deposit. The other expenses I am willing to write off.
I have photos that show:
1. one of the ceilings in the home that collapsed after the company refused to deal with the soaking wet insulation in the attic.
2. porch foundation (12" - drawings show 16") Did not pass inspections. Company made aware of this before they walked off the job. Was told they could get the engineer to sign off. The engineer would not.
3. footings with exposed rebar - did not pass inspections. Engineer cited, not personal, just engineering.
4. the electrical: left unsecured and balancing on cement block. Safety issue with wires resting on roof of home.
The documentation and testimonies are extensive. There will never be a happy customer that can negate the harm that was done to my property. Some projects don't go well, you make them right as best you can (return money) and move on. This project was begun and ended August 2011. The time to make it right is now.